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                                Kapolei Elementary School student Sebastien Gonzalez, 6, created an e-book about Blue, his 4-year-old rescue dog.

Hawaii boy, 6, creates book to help kids deal with coronavirus

Hawaii boy, 6, creates book to help kids deal with coronavirus

Things We Love

COURTESY JEAN SCHNAAK The Loving Heart Collection by Jean Schnaak includes the signature Loving Heart Pin, which make handsome gifts for a partner.
Things We Love – Feb. 2, 2020

A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat, written by staffers from the Star-Advertiser. Read more

She Speaks

                                The Backstreet Boys performed at the Neal Blaisdell Arena for their “DNA World Tour.”
She Speaks: Will Hawaii concertgoers ever get to see today’s popular music stars?

In recent years, we’ve seen plenty of ’90s-era performers announcing shows in Hawaii. Wouldn’t it be refreshing if performers at the height of their success — such as Adele, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Maroon 5, Shawn Mendes, just to name a few — announced concerts in Hawaii? Read more

In the Lineup

In the Lineup: Ownership aside, Tonggs sea wall belongs to surfers

Nowadays, I also get glares from vacation renters in the waterfront houses. ­Every time I walk the wall I miss the warm, neighborly local families who lived here before. Read more

Five-0 Redux

                                “Hawaii Five-0” ended its historic 10-season run on April 3. It began airing in 2010 starring Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park. By the time the series concluded, the only main cast members who remained from the first season were O’Loughlin and Caan, along with Taylor Wily and Dennis Chun, who were moved up to the main cast after the exit of Kim and Park at the end of the seventh season.
Five-0 Redux: After ‘Hawaii Five-0’ finale, here’s a look back at the series’ best episodes

The episodes were chosen by fan reaction, the strength of the overall character arcs, acting by the cast, and the writing and directing of the episode. Read more

On the Scene

                                Nito Larioza was the stunt coordinator and dance choreographer for “Breakarate” (2017), which premiered May 22 on Amazon Prime.
On the Scene with Nito Larioza

Nito Larioza was the stunt coordinator and dance choreographer for “Breakarate” (2017), which premiered May 22 on Amazon Prime. Read more

Garden Party

Hawaii Kai duo grow an oasis that benefits the body and soul

The garden keeps them busy but provides plenty of benefits for this engaging couple. Read more

Hawaii Gardens

                                The browned leaves of the ohia ai, or mountain apple tree, can be used to make mulch for the garden.
Hawaii Gardens: Fallen leaves can be turned into ‘gold’ for the garden

Farmers of old have long used and valued leaves to create and maintain good soil. Good soil is “alive” with beneficial microorganisms. Read more


                                Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles. Reach him at 521-8066 or
K-Drama: Donjoo wants to negotiate with Taewon on ‘Flower in Prison’

This week’s synopses of Korean dramas televised on KBFD TV. Read more

                                Burning hangar and aircraft at Wheeler Field on Dec. 7, 1941.
Rearview Mirror: Schofield Barracks wife recounts the day of Pearl Harbor attack

This summer marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. To honor those who served, I plan to write a series of articles, from the start of the war to the surrender ceremonies onSept. 2, 1945. Read more


Benefit seeks to help Kauai lifeguards save more lives

Ticket sales for the Ocean Safety Bureau and the Kauai Lifeguard Association’s fifth annual fundraiser on July 27, have been slower than usual. Read more

Show Biz

                                Entertainer Cathy Foy made dinner very special for Kapolei High School junior Jade Tamashiro, whose prom was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Show Biz: Entertainer Cathy Foy brings joy to junior who missed first prom

In these times of the coronavirus pandemic, there’s been an atmosphere of gloom and doom amid abundant cancellations and closures. So how about some happy news, touching and heartwarming, within our community? Read more

Wood Craft

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood says ‘aloha’

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood, approaching his 86th birthday, recalls his colorful newspaper career as he steps back from his regular column. Read more

Book Reviews

‘Hawai‘i Movie and Television Book’ chronicles local contributions

A new 2018 edition of the book adds 13 classic films, along with feature films, TV shows and documentaries released since the original version was published in 2015. Read more

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